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president obama this week as part of his "hardball" college tour coming from american university. that interview will air this thursday at 7:00 p.m. eastern right here on msnbc. you do not want to miss it. >>> immigration activists keep up their washington fast, but will their efforts translate into real reform on capitol hill? we'll take a look at that. >>> also ahead, have you heard detroit bracing for a bankruptcy ruling today. right now the judge is reading his decision in a courtroom on whether the city can go ahead with a chapter 9 feeling. what sdmeejt for the people and the ripple effects it could have across the country. like right here i can just... you know, check my policy here, add a car, ah speak to customer service, check on a claim...you know, all with the ah, tap of my geico app. oh, that's so cool. well, i would disagree with you but, ah, that would make me a liar. no dude, you're on the jumbotron! whoa. ah...yeah, pretty much walked into that one. geico anywhere anytime. just a tap away on the geico app. stick with innovation. stick with power. stick with techn
, this week, president obama talked about inequality and an interrue with our own chris matthews on "hardball." i want to play that because i think it was an important message from the president. >> the biggest issue i see out out horizon is how to make sure an economy works for everybody and that every one of the young people can get a good job, pursue a career, support a family, not be loaded up by $100,000 worth of debt, actually, you know, buy a home. how do we do those things that reduce inequality and broaden opportunity? >> maria, some people say it's a new message for the president. i don't think it is at all. there's some very serious deadlines coming. 1.3 million could lose unemployment benefits on december 28th. 4 million long term unemployed. when we talk about losing unemployment benefits, how important that is, 1 in 6 living in poverty as pew pointed out this week. the highest income inequality since 1928. of course the president is talking about that. >> there's a problem of wealth problem that we have in this country. it was interesting. the ceo of goldman sachs recently said
committee. after that, president obama talking about the state of u.s.- israel relations. >> this week on "newsmakers" congressman adam smith joins us from seattle. we are joined in the studio by frank oliveri and craig whitlock. >> i would like to ask you about afghanistan. the obama administration thought they had fought the deal to keep the troops there 2014. that seems like it is falling apart. do you see any way of resolving this before the beginning of next year or will it stride on until afghanistan elects a new president? >> the deal has not fallen
obama shifting gears earlier this week ask, put the focus on the growing income inequality in this country, calling it the defining challenge of our time. how can you not agree? look at the numbers. we talk about income inequality all of the time on this show. because this is where america is. and we've got to do something about this chart. you've seen the vulture chart time and time again. this trend has been going on for decades. none of the republicans have a remedy for this. and it's only getting worse, income inequality hit a record high in 2012. the top 1% took home 1/5 of the country's household income last year. good for them! isn't that awesome? but what about the folks on the blue line? the gap between the 1% and the average worker in this country is the widest it has ever been. the bigger the gap, the harder it is for americans to climb the economic ranks of opportunity. this should concern anyone who believes in the american dream. but the folks on the right wing, the conservative movement, know that it's their own policies that really put this country where it
presidents will be heading to south africa next week to attend the memorial services for the late nelson mandela. president obama, former presidents george w. bush, and bill clinton will be among the dignitaries attending. the memorial service will be held tuesday in johannesburg. and ellis funeral is scheduled for next sunday. -- mandela's funeral is scheduled for next sunday. earlier today, the family issued a statement. >> the leader of our family is gone. in our hearts, and our souls, he will always be with us. >> the family says it is humbled by the messages they have received from governments and people all around the world. as the world remembers mandela, abc 7 news and wjla.com will have extensive coverage. leon harris and scott thuman are traveling to johannesburg. we will have live report starting monday on the newscast. detainedly american for weeks in north korea is back home tonight in the u.s. we will tell you what he said about his release. plus, why a charity race involving prince harry was suspended. batkid?mber that kid -- >> 72 years ago today, japan launched a surpris
will be the impact of obama care on the 2014 elections, and even perhaps the 2016 presidential race? >>> plus, an historic week for pope francis with his first major statement, attacking what he calls, quote, the idolatry of money. what continues is a whirlwind change for the vatican. i'll go one on one with cardinal timothy dolan of new york. he is one of the leading cardinals in america. he talks about why the church has turned against obama care and why the church has been outmarketed on gay marriage. >>> nbc correspondent harry smith with the story of the survivor of the boston marathon bombing. he represents the true meaning of boston strong. i'm david gregory onand this is "meet the press" on sunday, december 1st. >>> good sunday morning. a big weekend for the future of president obama's landmark health care legislation, two months to the day since the troubled launch of heal healthcare.gov, they put out a report this morning saying they're making dramatic progress and the team is meeting with private sector velocity and effectiveness. that's how the website apparently is working. it al
, janice. >>> the past couple of weeks we've brought you concerns, wide concerns about whether or not obama care is safe. will it be someplace you can leave your personal information knowing it's not going to be disseminated to other people. we've had a lot of concerns. the white house is responding consistently. that's paranoid talk. of course you can trust obama care. in the state of california you can't. the obama care exchanges have been passing out personal information to insurance companies which then market that information using that information, they market their services. >> these aren't even people that signed up. these are people that took a cursory glance, maybe filled out part of an application. >> they're getting phone calls from insurance companies saying, hey, we understand you're looking for insurance. how can we be of assistance. would you like to pay us? peter levy, covered california, listen to this quote, see if you are comforted by this. he's using comforting words. he said i can imagine some people may be upset, but i can see a lot of people will be comforted and rel
the majority from the prosperity enjoyed by those happy few." just last week, president obama echoed those concerns in an address on income and equality. he spoke at the center for american progress, and he noted that more than half of all americans at some point in their lives will experience poverty. the week before thanksgiving, a wal-mart in ohio was running a food drive to help the hungry have a happy thanksgiving. that kind of generosity and empathy is commendable. what was noteworthy, though, is that the food drive was specifically to support their associates, their own employees. it reminded me of an effort by mcdonald's launched earlier this year to help their employees create a budget. according to that budget, the only way to make ends meet for someone making the minimum wage and working 40 hours at mcdonald's was to take a second job. "washington post"'s wonk bloggage i the chart and found a worker making the minimum wage would have to work 75 hours a week to have the after-tax income that this company thought was basic to a family budget, 75 hours a week. low wages aren't a pr
's national day of prayer kicks off a week-long celebration. next up, a memorial service on tuesday, take place at the fnb stadium in johannesburg. mandela made his last public appearance at the 2010 world cup. it's confirmed, president obama and the first lady will be there, along with former president george w. bush and mrs. bush. former president jimmy carter. and former president bill clinton and mrs. clinton are expected at the funeral next sunday. he will lie in state in the nation's capitol. next sunday, the state funeral in his hometown on the eastern cape. his long-time friend and lawyer, george bizos. >> he will go down in history, i think, as the revolutionary who didn't believe in violence. >> reporter: earlier today, we had our first public sighting of winnie mandela, his former wife and partner in the dark days of apartheid. tomorrow will be quiet. on tuesday, the gathering like the world has never seen before, as dignitaries from around the globe gather to say farewell. to nelson mandela. bianna? >> a week of mourning, reflection, and celebration. our thanks to you. >>> nel
, noelle, thank you. >>> after a week of promoting improvements to the health care website, today president obama turns his attention abroad. at the forum on middle east policy in washington, d.c. the president outlined the administration's plan to curb iran's nuclear program. he just wrapped up his comments a few minutes ago. >> ultimately my goal as president of the united states, something that i've said publicly and privately and shared everywhere i've gone, is to prevent iran from getting a nuclear weapon. but what i've also said is the best way for us to prevent iran from getting a nuclear weapon is for a comprehensive, verifiable diplomatic resolution. if at the end of six months it turns out that we can't make a deal, we're no worse off and in fact we have greater leverage with the international community to continue to apply sanctions and even strengthen them. >> we get more now from nbc white house correspondent kristen welker. kristen, this interim deal with iran really seemed to dominate the conversation today. what stood out to you? >> reporter: well, craig, i thought one of th
? >>> welcome back to "the ed show." after weeks of republican attacks against the botched obama care rollout on october 1st, the white house and its allies, well, they're gearing up. they're going to go on offense. what kind of offense? that's my question. the white house announced plans to highlight a new benefit of the affordable care act every day from now until the december 23rd enrollment deadline for january 1st coverage. okay. once a day we're going to get something new. there's a number of things really good. that's great. earlier today, president obama kicked off his latest push, and asked americans to help him spread the word. >> i'm going to need some help in spreading the word. i need you to spread the word about the law, about its benefits, protections, about how folks can sign up. tell your friends. tell your family. do not let the initial problems with the website discourage you. >> okay. now, this, of course, is going to turn into an all-out messaging war, just how good are the democrats going to be at this. which is exactly why talk like this has to be countered. >> remember
are learning that president obama and first lady michelle obama will travel to south africa next week to attend memorial event. former secretary of state madeleine albright spoke earlier. she paid tribute to former california congressman tom lantos and hillary clinton looking at her years of service. >> thank you very much. thank you to mica for your kind wonders and good morning. thank you to all of you. i am thrilled to be here. we're here to celebrate those who dedicated their lives to the human rights movement and we would be remised if we did not speak as to mica did to honor the passing of one of the movement's greatest heroes, nelson mandela. president mandela was a activist, political leader, a statesman and he was above all a teacher. he taught us that the power of forgiveness is greater áhan the power of hate and the differences of race and nationality matter less than our shared humanity. his presence on this earth will be sorely missed but his lessons will endure in the hearts of millions. this has in fact, become a very special event as part of what tom talked about an awful lot.
. colombian president juan manuel santos was in washington this week for talks with president obama. he spoke at the national press club about his country's free- trade agreement with the u.s., the war on drugs, and peace talks with colombian rebels. this is one hour. >> good afternoon and welcome to the national press club. i am a reporter for bloomberg news and the 106 president of the national press club. we are the world's leading professional organization for journalists. we are committed to the future of our profession with programming such as this. we want to foster a free press worldwide. for more information, please visit our website at www.press.org. on behalf of our members worldwide, i would like to welcome our speaker and those of you in our audience today. if you hear applause, i would note that members of the general public are also attending. it is not a lack of evidence of journalistic objectivity. i would like to welcome our c- span public radio audiences. you can follow the action on npclunch.sing the # we will have a question and answer session and i will ask as many quest
numbers in five years, but news flash, plenty of people are still hurting, include some of obama's core supporters. mill lennialened -- so in new jersey they're doing something to compensate. online gambling just became legal, with web sides dime to, signed up during the first week. it seems more people are willing to bet their future. >> whatever. talk to me in a month. >> new jersey is so cute. explain to me -- talked about -- as we just discussed, unemployment among yit is higher than the national average. we've seen polls that millennials are disillusioned. what fiscal policies have been implemented. >> well, you started off with health care. >> don't say they can stay on their parents' insurance. that's not enough. >> they also they're unemployment right now. they can -- >> they can, but they don't want to spend that money. >> really to change the direction of the economy. when he took office, 700,000 jobs a month were falling off the economy, losing jobs at an amazing rate. it's picked up significantly. it has dropped just like for everyone else. >> i think millennials, as well as
impeaching president obama, the first african-american president, is a horrible idea coming a week after they have this tweet about rosa parks ending racism and after mitt romney last year was going on about self-deporting for illegal immigrants. this is a conversation that is going to be detrimental to republicans and they need to focus on a positive agenda. what is it they want to do. you can't vote 42 times to repeal obama care and think that is a policy. you have to have some futuristic ideas. >> as a republican that's where i want to see my party going. if you're going to talk about appealing obama care, what are you going to replace it with? so far as a party we haven't done that. >> great to have you both here. >>> well, it may be a balmy 50 degrees for the rockefeller center christmas tree lighting here in new york tonight but don't tell that to the people in the west and midwest. they are getting hammered by an arctic blast and the third winter storm already this season. some areas of colorado will see as much as two feet of snow. check this out. and it's not just the snow, it's
now will be filling by a successor. thatnoticed that last week president obama, and you today, using theosh avoided word obamacare. is that now -- >> i came out and talked about obamacare several times. >> i do not hear people using the word anymore. >> watchword? >> obamacare. >> i think you're going to sue me somewhere. [laughter] fine witht i am calling obamacare, the president is fine with it. we are focused on making sure that the care part is delivered to the americans that want it. whether it is the affordable care act, obamacare, or anything else, what matters to the president is that the benefits available to every american who gets covered through the exchanges, or have covered all the -- already, is delivered. or one of us who has insurance coverage already has benefits from the afford will care act, from obamacare. child between 18 and 26, that child is now able to stay on your insurance coverage, where before they were not. there are benefits when it comes insurers,bility of because of the afford will care act, throw you off the plan because of a pre-existing condition.
injuries. >>> with the enrollment deadline three weeks away president obama is launching a new push to get americans to sign up for affordable care health coverage. the improved obama care was website was able to handle at least 750,000 visitors monday although they did not say how many actually signed up. >>> there's been another alarming shark attack off of hawaii's coast. a man bitten monday while fishing died from his injuries. mara has more. >> officials say a shark attacked a man on a small island off of the southwest coast of maui. a popular spot for diving and snorkeling. they identified the victim as a 57-year-old from washington. he was kayaking with a friend when he began screaming for help. his friend paddled toward him and found his bleeding severely from his right leg. his friend tried to put a tourniquet on him and reach a boat but he died upon reaching the shore. >>> this is the 8th attack near maui this year. the 13th statewide. prompting a major study of shark behavior in the region. the area where the latest attack took place remains closed this morning. >> we're closing
to reverse weeks of bad publicity about the federal healthcare website barack obama urged americans to ignore the critics saying they are rooting for the affordable care act to fail. >> i said i would work with anybody to implement and improve the law effectively. if you've got good ideas, bring them to me. let's go. but we are not repealing it as long as i'm president. >> the president's speech kicked off the administration's 3-week campaign, the sign off deadline for coverage at the start of next year is december 23rdrd. >> wendell potter joins us, an analyst from the public integrity book. and the author of a book. he joins us from philadelphia. good morning to you. that is a great place to start. at what you point. at this point what does everyone need to know about obamacare. >> it's here, it's been on the books for 3.5 years. it does a lot of good for a lot of people. there has been a lot of conflicting information. it will affect every one of us. we need to over the coming weeks figure out how it will affect us and our families. >> the president made a push to get young adults to sign
mandela's death, i will point you to those remarks. all i can say is that president obama and the first lady will go to south africa next week to pay their respects to the memory of nelson mandela and participate in memorial events. at this point, i don't have more information on logistics. that is all being worked out. in terms of others, i refer you to them at this time. we hope to have it fairly quickly. >> will the president invite them to travel? >> i don't want to get ahead of the process being worked on as far as the timing and logistics. when we have that information, we will get it for you right away. >> jobs numbers, white house officials have told us that the sequester would have dire consequences. those numbers are a welcome surprise for you guys. is some of the austerity not having the effect that you predicted? >> i would not look to what we said and predicted, but what i've it economists have said about the effect of the sequester on job creation and the shutdown on jobs and economic growth. talk about trying to prove a negative or a counterfactual, but the economists say
determined. that is tonight on c-span and c-span3. >> president obama is on his way to south africa. he died last week at the age of 95. by formerited presidents george w. bush and former president clinton. the prime minister and other members of the house economy where there. this is one hour and a half. >> order. order. the house will wish to know how we proceed today. the questions will be carried over. office will announce consequential changes shortly. this is a special day for special tributes to a special .tatesman, nelson mandela i hope that as many members as possible will be able to contribute. contributions will continue until 10:00 p.m.. the house will also wish to know that there will be an event to commemorate and celebrate the life and achievements of nelson mandela taking place in westminster hall on thursday the 12th of december. >> thank you, mr. speaker. >> nelson mandela was a towering figure in our lifetime. we are here to celebrate his character, his achievements, and his legacy. condolence books have been organized. tos evening we will fly south africa to attend the se
time to come. >> south africa beginnings a week of ser -- ceremonies honouring nelson mandela. crowds left flowers, photographs and balloons outside nelson mandela's home in johannesburg. a memorial service will be held on tuesday with president obama, george w. bush, and jimmy carter. the man defending nelson mandela's yisent is also speaking out. mike hanna sat with him to talk about the unique relationship. >> there was an excessive part of the government that get-nelson mandela in gaol, and he served under nelson mandela in the first democratic cabinet. as u.n. ambassador and foreign minister, it was his task to publicly defend the yisent of nelson mandela and other political opponents. privately he maintains he lobbied for nelson mandela's release. >> in 1982 i submitted a memorandum prepared by my department. and to the effect that nelson mandela ought to be released. we were making a bigger martyr of you every day stays in prison. that is international. and status. would be growing to an extent where he would not be able to handle it. eight years later nelson mandela became a
on and a lot of people in america aren't. obama's opinion ratings fell 14% in the three or four weeks after the nsa revelations. -it is a big issue. >> that has to be part of it. i'm sure chris will be talking about that. that's 7:00 tonight. make sure you watch at 7:00 with the president of the united states. should be great. if it's way too early, what time is it? >> ordinarily it's time for morning joe, but right now it's time for "the daily rundown" after a short break and chuck today has paul mccartney. >> seriously? >> [ lane ] do you ever feel like you're growing old waiting for your wrinkle cream to work? clinically proven neutrogena® rapid wrinkle repair. it targets fine lines and wrinkles with the fastest retinol formula available. you'll see younger looking skin in just one week. one week? that's just my speed. rapid wrinkle repair. and for dark spots rapid tone repair. from neutrogena®. [kevin] paul and i have been r[paul] well...forever. [kevin] he's the one person who loves pizza more than i do. [paul] we're obsessed. [kevin] we decided to make our obsession our livelihood.
. [applause] >> let's get this microphone going. last week, you may have seen "s stephanie simon wrote a much discussed story. the obama administration has supported, teacher evaluation, school turnarounds. many of the things you just hit upon. are there particular points that have been surprising or more severe? >> i think that there is a reality. in one of your articles, he came to some of the same conclusions. it is hard. it is hard in a state like connecticut that had taken a backseat on school reform for a long. of time. a juxtaposition between massachusetts and connecticut, both leaders and education for a long. of time. massachusetts had been on school reform for about 12 years before we got involved. their graduation rate went up at a time when ours went down by one 1.8%. we have turned that around already on the graduation rate. they have implemented a lot of things. when it comes to doing common core and making adjustments to some of the improvements, they have an easier life than we do. we are trying to do a lot more in a much shorter period of time. it is extremely complicated. it
. it was billed as a speech beginning a three week push here by the white house between now and the end of the year to get people to sign up for obama care. they need to hit that beginning of the year deadline in 2014 to get a critical mass of people on the obama care website. the president today giving a speech inside the white house complex where he made the case again that the white house has hit its deadline for fixing the obama care website and now safe for people to sign up. take a listen. >> this law is working and will work into the future. people want the financial stability of health insurance and we'll keep on working to fix whatever problems come up, any start up, any launch of a project this big that has an impact on one sixth of our economy, whatever comes up we're just going fix it. >> reporter: meanwhile on capitol hill republicans kept pound being away with their criticism saying that obama care ultimately is more than just this website. >> the president's health care law continues to wreak havoc on american families, small businesses and our economy. it's not just brok
with generosity and good will this week. mandela was in many ways simply the best. when president obama said that we should not see his like again, i guess he was right on one level. but let us look at what mandela did and at the fact that his words and deeds moved table mountain, and let us hope that we do see his like again. let us hope that we see his like in the middle east or in the vicinity of the koreas, for example, where people are crying out for a generation of politicians of a quality that can move mountains and minds in the way that mandela did. he reminds us that our trade need not be as awful as it is often depicted. he has given us something better to work for in ourselves. >> it is a great honor to take part in this tribute to nelson mandela. as far as i am concerned, it is almost as good as the magic moment when i sat with my wife in westminster hall as he addressed both houses of our parliament as the democratically elected president of all south africans. i know that i speak on behalf of people in my constituency, holborn and st pancras, because they have a very special re
traffic report coming up. in the meantime back to you guys. >>> president obama and three of his predecessors are heading to south africa to attend tomorrows memorial for nelson mandela. kpix5 joins us from the news room with more on the week of events in honor of the civil rights legend. kate? >> reporter: more than 50 heads of state will be in attendance making it the largest gatherings of world leaders in recent history and now at south african police officers are tasked with insuring it is a secure memorial. 11,000 soldiers have been deployed around the country to protect the mourners, about 80,000 people are expected to attend and the head of south africa's national defense force says the country is prepared for the challenge of keeping so many dignitaries safe. the week long event honoring the leader kicked off yesterday with a national day of prayer. that leader died, nelson mandela died thursday at age 95. at one ceremony, mandela was remembered by the man who succeeded him, now south africa's president. >> what inspired by what he and his generation were able to do to mo
, victor. >> paul steinhouse. >> it's sunday, that means you've got to get ready for the week ahead. we'll help you do that. lets talk about what's going on. tuesday, nelson mandela's memorial service, president obama, former presidents george w. bush, bill clinton, all going to attend. move on to "times" person of the year. "times" editors choosing the person of the year who had such an impact or people talked about so much. as for the online poll, we know egypt's defense minister came out on top followed by others such as new jersey chris christie, amazon ceo jeff besos. and yes, miley cyrus as well. friday, lets talk about budget negotiation deadlines for congress. uh-huh. getting it done is going to avoid another federal shutdown. we'll see if it happens. saturday the one-year anniversary of the sandy hook shooting tragedy. one year ago a gunman opened fire in a connecticut elementary school killing 26 people, most of them young children. who can forget that day. i know you remember where you were that moment you heard about it. sunday nelson mandela will be laid to rest, funeral an
] last week you may have seen "politico" bro wrote a much-discussed story on secretary of education pointing out how challenges it is for states to implement so much of the agenda the obama administration has supported. charter school expansion, school turn arounds. teacher evaluation, so many of the notes you hit upon. curious are there particular point of the challenge that have been surprising or more severe? >> i think that there is a reality, by the way, in one of your article in september you actually drew some of the same conclusions as i remember. it's hard. t hard for a state like connecticut that have taken a backseat on school reform for a long period of time. jux pox between massachusetts and connecticut leaders in education for a long period of time. massachusetts had been at school reform for about 12 years before we got involved. the graduation rate went up by 4.8% at the time when ours went down. we have actually turned it around already on the graduation rate side. they implemented a lot of things that we're trying to implement now. which means when it comes to doin
. good morning. last week, as middle-class families prepared for thanksgiving, the obama administration tried to hide another unilateral one-year delay of obamacare, just like in the right before independence day holiday, the administration tried to hide the delay of the business mandate. president obama and others have tried to hide what they knew about the website problems well before the launch. the administration tries to continue to hide problem's on the back end of the website that delivers information and payments to insurers often as we now know incorrectly. to administration has tried hide the security problems that exist with the website that one official called limitless, prior to the website launch. the president and house democrats tried to hide for years that millions of americans would lose the coverage they like. the president and house democrats tried to hide for years that many americans would now lose access to the doctors, pediatricians, and perhaps even the hospitals they choose. at this point, one has to ask what else are they hiding? while the white house wants to
're getting healthy young people signing up? is that the main concern for the whole obama care initiative over the next year or two? >> sure. we're getting a good mix of people right now. yesterday was -- so last week we went live, obviously thanksgiving week. yesterday, we got, you know, inundated with phone calls and requests, and it looks like, you know, early indicates are a pretty good mix of young and older folks, looking for coverage. so i think time will tell as we get more data on how everything plays out. >> all right. gohealthinsurance is the website for those looking for more information. clint jones is the ceo joining us this morning. thank you so much, sir. >> thank you. >>> let's get back to scott cohn who's been walking us through the detroit decision better than anybody could have expected. scott, what do you have? >> reporter: it now is official. detroit is the largest municipal bankruptcy filing in u.s. history. judge steven rhodes saying that the city is indeed eligible for federal bankruptcy protection, acknowledging that, yes, it was a foregone conclusion, but that doesn'
several weeks. why do i say that? i say that because the obama administration and the negotiators of the obama administration have entered into a deal that could effectively guarantee that iran will obtain the certainty of a nuclear weapon. now i know it is the stated intention of the obama administration that just the opposite of that will happen, but there is a big difference between theory and intention and the outcome of the result. . we listened to members of the administration and they seem convinced of their theory. their theory goes something like this. we believe that iran has capacity to continue to enrich uranium and do it for a peaceful purpose they believe that it's possible to verify that iran would do that. but what about the reality? twhast the reality of what the supreme leader of iran has said -- what's the reality of what the supreme leader of iran has said. the supreme leader was not vague, he was quite clear. he gave a speech on press tv and want the world to know what his intentions were he gave a speech in front of tens of thousands of paramilitary groups an
and the ballistic missiles by which they are ssisting iran. wendy scherman actually briefed this congress this week. she is the lead negotiator for the obama administration. as an, that's -- that makes uch sense as an administration hiring a company to do an absolutely essential, critical website for people's health and well-being, as someone who has no track record of being terribly successful. i mean, surely an administration wouldn't do that. oh, yes, they did do that, with obamacare. oh, yes, they are doing it in negotiating with terrorist thugs who want us wiped off the map. same kind s is the of inane thinking that would have an american president in 1970's proclaiming the ayatollah khomeini as a man of ace, when he was a terrorist and took over a nation and its litary for the first time in terrorist, that a islamic leader had been the leader of a country. with a powerful military. another article from ownhall.com, december 5, 2013, violence against christians is rising across the middle east. endoors -- open doors u.s.a. investigates for "town hall" magazine. christians in the middle east a
want to turn now to south africa. a week of events celebrating the life of nelson mandela getting underway now. president obama and the first lady are heading there this morning to attend a memorial service tomorrow. they'll be joined by jimmy carter, bill clinton, and george w. bush. nbc's lester holt is in soweto with more on this. lester, good morning to you. >> reporter: matt, good morning. what an emotional few days it's been. we're outside the mandela house. it's the house he came home to after his release from prison in 1990. a lot of folks will be lining up tonight for the privilege to be at the stadium and at the memorial service but like the 50 or 60 some odd world leaders coming, none of them were invited. this is going to be an event on a scale rarely seen in any country and it shows how beloved and respected nelson mandela was across this planet. this morning they are hard at work preparing johannesburg's 90,000 seat fnb stadium for tomorrow's public memorial. a potential security and logistics nightmare as scores of world leaders and luminaries ranging from heads of
are not designed properly. wow! that's the greatest news of the week. he's saying big government is like an old de soto at a time when we want to drive efficient sports cars. the only question i have is, isn't obama care just another one of those? back to you. >> all right, rick, thank you so much. rick santelli in chicago. >>> nobody puts baby in the corner without an -- without an ipad. [ laughter ] stay tuned for this, the latest in toddler technology in just a moment. hi honey, did you get the toaster cozy? yep. got all the cozies. [ grandma ] with new fedex one rate, i could fill a box and ship it for one flat rate. so i knit until it was full. you'd be crazy not to. is that nana? [ male announcer ] fedex one rate. simple, flat rate shipping with the reliability of fedex. where does the united states get most of its energy? is it africa? the middle east? canada? or the u.s.? the answer is... the u.s. ♪ most of america's energy comes from right here at home. take the energy quiz. energy lives here. yep. got all the cozies. [ grandma ] with new fedex one rate, i could fill a box and ship it f
of state from around the world come to south africa and pay their respects. u.s. president barack obama and first lady michelle obama have already said they will be coming to south africa, although the details are still alose siff. elusive. and the final event, a week from sunday, nelson mandela's funeral, the home of qunu, only family will be attending that. >> what a moment to be reporting a true moment in history as people remember what he did not only for this country, but for this world. thank you so much. we appreciate it. >>> still to come on "new day," brett favre -- >> former minnesota vikings -- >> here we go for minnesota again -- okay. he's the tyretired from the nfl. that does not mean he's done winning football championships. we're going to explain this next. ♪ we are the champions and a choice. take up to 4 advil in a day or 2 aleve for all day relief. [ male announcer ] that's handy. ♪ ♪ ♪ >>> 20 minutes after the hour now. likely hall of famer brett favre is a football champion again. well, sort of. >> the three-time mvp is now a defensive coordinator for the mi
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